Golden hitoe bachi eri kimono of the yukata type, showing a shippou pattern.
Dress Length: 147 cm | 59.4"
Sleeve Length: 33 cm | 13"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 67 cm | 26.4"
Handmande in Japan
Exterior 100% cotton
Lining 100% taffeta
A kimono without liner is called hitoe, which means "single cloth". It is exclusively worn from June to September, the Summer season in Japan. In bachi eri, the collar is folded and sewn down to the body, extending naturally towards the erisaki (the bottom of the collar). It is called bachi eri because its shape is like bachi, the stick used to play the samisen (a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument derived from the Chinese instrument sanxian).
Yukata is an unlined kimono, originally based off of hot springs bathrobes, which has become very popular at summer festivals. Nowadays a young Japanese person may not wear kimonos very often and may only hire them for special occasions, but might well have one or more Yukatas for summer wear, as they are usually hand washable, much more casual, easier to wear and easier to maintain.
Cha of chairo means Japanese green tea, and brownish colors were generated by decocted green tea. It became fashionable and various chairo colors were produced in Edo era.
Shippou refers to the seven treasures of Buddhism: gold, silver, lapis lazuli, agate, seashell, amber and coral. All of these are found in the Asian continent and were considered precious and rare products. The pattern represents these beautiful seven treasures in an infinite repetition. It is considered a lucky pattern.